Arthur Pilbeam wants to find a job away from women after being jilted by his fiancé. He finds a job at a remote lighthouse that's being used as meteorological station., but even in these isolated conditions he still can't help but run into women.
September 30, 2013 Subject:
He's a pip!
Another British wartime comedy produced by Edward Brown, and starring the energetic radio comedian, Arthur Askey. These morale-boosters from Gainsborough Pictures have more in common with the "Cary On" films' style than with the more sophisticated Ealing Studio comedies. But if fewer brain cells are required, that doesn't mean they aren't just as much fun. How much you enjoy this fast-paced romp to a large extent depends on how much you like Arthur Askey. If you do, you're in for a great time with this quick-march parade of quips and sight gags. I agree with the other reviewers; the little girl Jane (Vera Frances) is a charmer. This glitch-free print is complete and in excellent condition.
THE PIPS: They were and are Greenwich Mean Time signal beeps. To this day they are broadcast every hour, on the hour, by the BBC World Service. Of course, they never have been generated in the absurd way depicted in this film.
CAST NOTES: If this flick has turned you into an Arthur Askey fan, here is where you can find more of him on IA: "King Arthur Was a Gentleman," "Ghost Train" and "Miss London, Ltd." All of which are on complete, high-quality prints. Young Vera Frances also has a small role in "King Arthur Was a Gentleman."
June 12, 2013 Subject:
Back Room Boy
He's no Brad Pitt, but this is worth the watch.
November 5, 2012 Subject:
Fun Film, Excellent Print & Sound
So he handles his confusion about women by running away. Hah! Good luck with that. Ah, the perils of misogyny. After much light-hearted adventure, he learns his most valuable lesson from a little girl:
"It's a tough world, i'int it?"
His answer: "Ayeyeye."
I'm guessing that's British for "Oy, yoy, yoy."
July 22, 2009 Subject:
uploaded in wrong section